I’m a big fan of challenger banks in the UK. The big players have caused enough problems over the years and competition is always a good thing. Today, by popular demand, I’m taking a look at Starling Bank. Is this the final nail in the coffin for traditional high street banking?
Here's the spreadsheet I used for the Profit Explanation video. It's what I use to work out the difference between Gross Profit, Net Profit, EBITDA etc.
If there’s one thing that the Covid pandemic has highlighted it’s that we’re far from ready for an ‘all online’ approach to running our daily lives. We’ve entered the weirdest phase so far in our juvenile approach to handling sensitive customer data. We’re now positively encouraging people to send personal information via 3rd party public forums, such as Twitter or Facebook. This would be fine if it wasn’t for two things: a) it’s a 3rd party and b) it’s a public forum. Not only is this a terrible approach to customer service but it’s also dangerous and massively short sighted. Is it time to stop using Twitter as a free CRM platform?
Want people to actually visit your website? You’ll need to make your website search engine friendly. This whole process is known as Search Engine Optimisation or SEO. In this article I’ll show you how to use Yoast SEO.
Every WordPress website in the world can be accessed via the wp-login admin page. If you want to add an extra layer of security you can rename that page. How do you do that? Using a plugin!
Need a contact form for your WordPress website? WPForms is one of the most popular free contact forms available. In this article I’ll show you how I normally configure it.
Need to embed YouTube videos on your website? Did you know this has potential implications for GDPR? Did you know they can slow your website down? This little plugin fixes all that!
From time-to-time you’ll need your website to automatically send e-mails on your behalf. You can make this whole process more efficient by using a SMTP plugin.
All websites can be hacked. Simple as that. Get used to it. Although WordPress is pretty secure by default it makes sense to add a few extra layers of security if possible. Wordfence is probably the most popular security plugin available.
If you ever change the URL of a page on your website it’s important to redirect the old URL to the new address. This avoids search engine confusion. The Redirection plugin is a useful tool for this.